Reveal Your "Fosbury Flop"
Did you know that until 1968 Olympics, all the athletes, who are participating for high jump, were jumping over the bar with straddle technique (watch how it looks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6lpk_9T5hM). Around 1950, they were using another technique to jump over the bar.
Dick Fosbury revolutionized the way athletes jump over the bar with his technique. He won the gold medal with this technique in 1968. Here is the quick video of him from 1968 Olympics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SlVLyNixqU.
It looks like many people laughed at his unique technique first time he applied, but when he won the gold medal, the future of this sport has changed forever!
May the bar is not set so high, may be you just need to change the conventional technique to jump over it!
Here is a nice reading about his bio. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Fosbury